Planning matters

Pearls of Wisdom: Should You Pursue a Graduate Degree?

Many people consider going to graduate school, but fewer actually do. Daunted by the variety of options for pursuing a graduate education, they become overwhelmed, or start to doubt whether a higher degree is worth the cost in time and money…

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Setting Your Small Business in Motion, Successfully

Some of our clients own their own business; more of you may decide to start one someday whether as a career, for extra income, or as a retirement activity. The Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that there are more than 30 million small businesses (defined as those with fewer than 500 employees) accounting for over 99% of all companies in America. So, how can a small business get on the right track and be successful?

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

Back in 1980, the United States’ share of global GDP was about 21.1%, with the U.K., Germany and France holding 13.2% in aggregate, Japan at 7.8%, while India and China represented 8.4%. Fast forward to today, and the United States’ share has grown only marginally, while the big three of Europe as well as Japan have actually declined over a 37-year period. So, where was the bulk of the growth?

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DOWNSIZING

  At some point in life, most of us decide to downsize. The children have left the nest, the home office is closed for business, scrubbing floors or the pool has lost its appeal.  We want to move toward another phase of our life plan, but as one client told me recently: “All of these excess…

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What is Smart 911 and why would I need to sign up for it?

Would you know what to do if you or someone you love suffered a medical emergency? Smart 911 is a service that allows Clark County residents to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes important information for 9-1-1 operators and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. It allows…

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